Course Description


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Are you unsure about how to finish your journal pages or art work? 

Do you have doubt about what your next step is after creating a great background?

How about feeling fearful when it comes to creating a focal point?

I understand and I've been there.... I GET it!

Then this workshop is for you!

This workshop happened because YOU kept asking what do I do now. I'm afraid to move forward. 

I heard you and I'm here to guide you.

I want to walk with you to the end so that you can call something finished! AND feel great about it!

I will help you find your focal point and all those yummy finishing touches.

Because I know what it feels like to get stuck, to have doubt and not feel like I've done anything with meaning


Let me guide you in finding your meaning, finding your why and finding that story and your focal point.


Let me tell you a little more about the workshop and what you can expect.

I believe in practice...... because when we practice, we can approach the actual project with confidence, So we will do a lot of practice and a step by step approach for finding your focal point and how to achieve the finishing touches.

~I go over the supplies and walk you through some practice of the items that might not be familiar to you.... but are so important to this workshop

~We'll talk about collage, the items you choose and the story you're telling.

~We'll play with Stabilo pencils, soft pastels, charcoal, acrylics, and stenciling

~I'll show you some of my bad focal point projects and we'll fix them. So that you can see my thought process and what I'm looking for in a focal point or finishing touches

~We'll work on 8 different projects throughout the workshop

~Full HD videos with real-time, step by step instruction.

This workshop is for you if........

You have a lot of background or journal pages that are not finished.... well get them out and let's get them finished!

You have doubt and fear about moving forward after your first few layers of creative work.

You want to feel confident in knowing your artwork or journal page is finished.

You want to find out how to find your focal point so that you have meaning in your work.

If you answered yes to any of these.... then what are you waiting for?.....let's get started!

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Do I have to be at my computer at a certain time? No, this is a self-paced workshop, so you can learn when the timing is right for you.
  • How long do I have to take the workshop? You have lifetime access.
  • Can I share my workshop with a friend? No, these are for personal use and really honor your integrity to keep these as just yours.
  • High-speed internet will help with your video watching
  • Are the videos downloadable? YES!
  • Can I get a refund? Unfortunately no because you will have immediate access to all the material


Artist/Creative Soul

Shawn Petite

Well Hello There! My name is Shawn Petite and I’m a mixed media artist, living my dream of creating every day. I've been teaching and creating for over 26 years in many different mediums but found my art soul mate in mixed media.  I’ve been published in several magazines, I produce my own line of stencils, and create soulful and informative workshops on mixed media. But most importantly, I try every day to encourage and inspire. To show love with my paintbrush. To leave my little corner of the world a better place. One of my greatest joys is to know that I've encouraged YOU on your creative journey My favorite quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. " Maya Angelou Always know that you are loved!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to focal points and finishing touches

  • 3

    What is a focal point?

    • What is a focal point?

    • Examples of a no focal point or bad focal point

  • 4

    Finding and owning your focal point - it all about exploring

    • Finding and owning your focal point part 1

    • Finding and owning your focal point part two

    • Finding and owning your focal point part 3

  • 5

    Fixing old piece with bad focal points

    • Fixing a bad focal point part 1

    • Fixing a bad focal point part 2

    • fixing a bad focal point part 3

  • 6

    Finishing touches

    • What are the finishing touches?

    • Finishing touches part 1

    • finishing touches part two

    • finishing touches part three

    • finishing touches part 4

    • finishing touches part 5

  • 7

    Lets put it all together

    • Let's put it all together part 1

    • Let's put it all togerther part 2

    • Let's put it all together project 2

  • 8

    You did it!

    • Thank you!

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